Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A judge's directive forbidding the public disclosure of information on a particular matter.‘the council was forced to abandon an attempt to impose a gagging order on this newspaper on Friday’
- ‘Jury, please remember that you are on a gag order and may not discuss what you heard to the media outside.’
- ‘I think the judge had a lot of guts imposing a gag order.’
- ‘Last week the prosecution asked for a gagging order on the trial.’
- ‘Telling officers not to express an opinion publicly is sticking a gagging order on them.’
- ‘Several websites featured discussions on the possible identity of the individual, who is protected by a gagging order.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.